Attribution of Cyber Attacks

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Title: Attribution of Cyber Attacks
Other Titles: Attribution von Cyberangriffen
Authors: Saalbach, Klaus
Abstract: Attribution is the allocation of a cyber attack to a certain attacker or a group of attackers in a first step and to unveil the real-world identity of the attacker in a second step. While the methods of attacker allocation have made significant progress in the recent years, digital technologies often still do not provide definite evidence for the real-world identity of an attacker. The situation is different if attribution is handled as cyber-physical process, i.e. as combination of digital forensics with evidence from the physical world. Bits and bytes are not really virtual, but still bound to a physical infrastructure which opens different ways to detect adversaries. Gaps can also be filled by human intelligence. The paper gives an overview on the current methods and practice of cyber attribution with real-world examples.
Citations: Saalbach, Klaus: [Arbeitspapier] Attribution of Cyber Attacks. Universität Osnabrück, 2017
URL: https://repositorium.ub.uni-osnabrueck.de/handle/urn:nbn:de:gbv:700-2017022015577
Subject Keywords: Attribution; Cyberangriffe; Cybersicherheit; Cyber security
Issue Date: 20-Feb-2017
Type of publication: Arbeitspapier [workingPaper]
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